May 15 softball roundup.
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NORTHERN POTTER 7, OSWAYO VALLEY 6
ULYSSES, Pa. – Trailing 6-0 going to the bottom of the seventh, previously winless Northern Potter staged one of the most improbable rallies in school history scoring seven times to stun visiting Oswayo Valley, 7-6.
Mikayla Lewis’ single to left scored Kalie Cowburn with the winning run with two outs one batter after Cowburn had tied the game with a two-run triple to left.
It was fitting that Lewis ended the rally considering she started it by leading off the seventh with a single to right.
Jenna Hyde followed the Lewis single with a base hit of her own moving Lewis to second, and a passed ball advanced both runners up one base. Abby Inzana then reached on an error that scored Lewis with Northern Potter’s first run, and it was 6-1. Inzana was safe at first and Hyde moved to third.
After Inzana took second on defensive indifference, Bobby Jo Tubbs walked to load the bases and Hyde scored on a passed ball/wild pitch making it 6-2.
Following a strikeout by Emma Kosa, Alyssa Burchell singled to center scoring Inzana from third and moving Tubbs to third cutting the Oswayo Valley lead to 6-3.
Oswayo Valley looked like it would escape the jam when Alyssa Hoops popped out to the shortstop for the second out, but Tori McCutcheon reached on an infield single that scored Tubbs to make it 6-4 and move Burchell, who had taken second during the at-bat, to third.
After McCutcheon stole second, Cowburn tied the game with a triple on a 1-0 pitch setting up Lewis heroics.
The game-winning rally came after Northern Potter squandered opportunities throughout the first six innings stranding 10 base runners through the first six.
Lewis had a big day going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and the RBI, while McCutcheon was 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI and Cowburn 2-for-5 with the triple, a run scored and two RBIs. Tubbs also went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored with Burchell going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
Oswayo Valley had taken the 6-0 lead with a run in the first, two in the second, two in the fourth and one in the sixth, and the Green Wave had danced
Shayle Bickel was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored for Oswayo Valley, while Paige Smith went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
McCutcheon got the win in relief going 2 ⅔ allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out two.
Maddie Nudd took the loss going 6 ⅔ innings allowing seven runs, one earned, on 16 hits and four walks while striking out seven.
MONITEAU 9, REDBANK VALLEY 1
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – With Kennedy DeMatteis leading the way with her bat and her arm, Moniteau overcame a slow start at the plate to get a 9-1 win at Redbank Valley in a battle of two of the top teams in District 9 Class 2A.
DeMatteis was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and five RBIs at the plate for the heavily favored Lady Warriors, while she was just a dominant in the circle.
The senior, who did see her scoreless inning streak broken at 38 innings and her streak of not allowing an earned run broke at 48 innings when Lexi Holt tripled in Rebecca Kunselman with two outs in the fifth, was dominant again allowing the one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Kennedy’s twin sister, Kristina DeMatteis, added a hit and two RBIs for Moniteau, while Gabby Stewart was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Cortney Claypoole went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored and Dolcey Shunk was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
The game was scoreless until the third when Moniteau scored twice on singles by Stewart and Kennedy DeMatteis. The Lady Warriors then broke the game open with a four-run fifth that was highlighted by a two-run Kennedy DeMatteis double.
Alyssa Burkett took the loss giving up nine runs, six earned, on 10 hits. She also walked a batter.
KARNS CITY 8, A-C VALLEY 4
CHICORA, Pa. – Mackenzie Dunn, Taylor Ekis and Katie Neff each drove in two runs to lead Karns City to an 8-4 win over visiting A-C Valley.
Dunn was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk for the Lady Gremlins, while Ekis was 2-for-3 and Neff 1-for-3.
Kylee Eaton led A-C Valley going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Katie Stalker was also 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for the Lady Falcons while Cami McNany was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Logan Byers got the win going four innings allowing an unearned run on three hits while striking out four. Makenzie Shay picked up the save going three innings allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five.
Sydnie Schmidt suffered the loss going 4 ⅓ innings allowing eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out one.
CLARION 19, FOREST AREA 3, 4 INNINGS; 15-0; 4 INNINGS
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Clarion outscored Forest Area 34-3 in getting a pair of four-inning wins in a doubleheader sweep of the Fires at East Forest.
The Lady Cats won Game One 19-3 in four innings and Game Two 15-0 in four innings.
In the opener, Clarion had seven extra-base hits including a home run from Maya Thornton, a triple by Sydney Kiser, two doubles from Cora Zerfoss and a double apiece from Alexis Constantino, Lindsey Kemmer and Tori Vega.
Alexis Constantino was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs, Vega was 1-for-1 with four RBIs, Kemmer was 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, Kate Constantino was 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, Kiser was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Zerfoss was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI, Thornton was 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs, Sadie Rudesyle was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI and Carly Best was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Allison Lencer and Makiya Bellotti both had solo home runs for Forest Area with Cassie Cochran adding a triple.
Kate Constantino got the win going four innings allowing three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six.
Jasmine Ginnery took the loss giving up 19 runs, 15 earned, on 17 hits and six walks while striking out two in four innings.
As the designated home team in Game Two, Clarion continued to hit pounding out seven extra-base hits in four innings in getting the 15-0, four-inning victory.
Alexis Constantino tripled and doubled and went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Thornton and Rudesyle each added triples and Kiser a double.
Thornton was 1-for-2 with a walk and two run scored, Rudesyle was 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs and Kiser was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Also for Clarion, Zerfoss went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs, Best was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Liz Sarver was 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Jailia Guzzi was 2-for-2 for Forest Area.
Rudesyle got the win going four shutout innings allowing three hits while striking out six.
Jen Lander took the loss going 3 ⅔ innings allowing 15 runs, 14 earned, on 15 hits and four walks.
CRANBERRY 15, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 3 INNINGS; CRANBERRY 15, CLARION-LIMESTONE 0, 3 INNINGS
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Cranberry pounded out a pair of 15-0, three-inning wins in a sweep of a doubleheader against Clarion-Limestone.
In the first game, Rachel McCauley and Andrea Watson both hit home runs for the Berries with Watson’s being a 2-run inside-the-park home run and McCauley being a two-run shot over the fence.
Watson was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs and also got the win not allowing a hit while hitting a batter.
McCauley went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while Natalie Barcinas was 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Also for Cranberry, Malliah Schreck went 2-for-2 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBIs, Nicole Hutchinson was 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI, Hannah Duncan was 2-for-2 with a double and a run, Kaylee Weaver was 3-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs and Bree Swartzfager was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
In the second game, McCauley hit another two-run home run while going 2-for-2 adding a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Watson was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored, Barcinas was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, Hutchinson was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI, Duncan was 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBIs and Libby Kiefer was 2-for-2 and watched her courtesy runner Elaine Kahle score twice.
Barcinas got the win tossing a one-hit shutout over three innings. She walked one and struck out three.
Orianna Walters had the lone hit for C-L, a single.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 11, KEYSTONE 1, 5 INNINGS
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Kylee Lingenfelter, Grace Aikens, Olivia Weaver and Maddie Stonbraker each drove in a pair of runs to lead Punxsutawney to an 11-1, five-inning win over visiting Keystone.
Lingenfelter was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, Aikens was 1-for-1, Weaver was 1-for-2 and Stonbraker was 1-for-1 with a run scored.
Brayden Woodrow also doubled and drove in a run for the Lady Chucks.
Lingenfelter got the win going five innings allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out 13. The run, which was earned, came in the fourth, was the first earned run she allowed since April 17, a streak that reached at least 49 ⅔ innings.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 12, BROOKVILLE 2, 5 INNINGS
DUBOIS, Pa. – Jordy Frank went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, a run scored and six RBIs to lead DuBois Central Catholic to 12-2, five-inning win over visiting Brookville
Frank’s home run was three-run shot capping off a five-run second inning for the unbeaten Lady Cardinals.
Macey Hanes added a 2-for-3 day with three stolen bases, three runs scored and an RBI for DCC, while Shay Gulvas was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and three stolen bases.
Ashley Wruble got the win going five innings allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits and four walks while striking out one.
Carlie McManigle was 2-for-3 for Brookville.
CLEARFIELD 11, HOLLIDAYSBURG 0, 5 INNINGS
HYDE, Pa. – Behind the hitting of Kyra Mollura and the pitching of Abby Fedder, Clearfield rolled past visiting Hollidaysburg, 11-0 in five innings.
Mollura went 3-for-3 with a run scored and five RBIs, and Fedder threw a one-hit shutout walking a batter and striking out four.
Aspen Bishop added a 2-for-2 day with a double, an RBI and two runs scored for the Lady Bison, while Lindsay Hand was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Also for Clearfield, Makeeli Redden went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Morgan Seiler had the lone hit for Hollidaysburg.
CURWENSVILLE 13, JOHNSONBURG 6
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Hannah Dixon, Kayle Harnett, Chloe Tubbs and Keisha Maines combined for nine hits, eight runs scored and seven RBIs to lead Curwensville to a 13-6 win over visiting Johnsonburg.
Dixon was 1-for-3 with a double, two stolen bases, two RBIs and three runs scored, while Harnett went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Tubbs was also 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Maines was 2-for-3 with a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Maria Jones led Johnsonburg going 4-for-4 with two triples, three runs scored and two RBIs. Brianna Quiggle added a hit and two runs scored with Skylar Sherry driving home two for the Ramettes.
Clerissia Cole got the win going seven innings allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four.
Hannah Park suffered the loss going two innings allowing six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 10, BRADFORD 0, 5 INNINGS
BRADFORD, Pa. – Jenna Weisner led a 15-hit Elk County Catholic attack by going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs, as the Lady Crusaders picked up a 10-0, five-inning road win over Bradford.
Emily Wolfe, Brandi Clyde, Michelle Gerber and Maggie Dinsmore each added two hits apiece for ECC.
Wolf was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Clyde was 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI, Gerber was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Dinsmore was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Emily Warner was 2-for-2 for Bradford.
Josie Smith got the win going five innings allowing five hits and a walk while striking out two.
Kaylee Brown took the loss allowing 10 runs, four earned, on 11 hits while striking out three in five innings of work.
CAMERON COUNTY 5, OTTO-ELDRED 1
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Laila Smith tossed a two-hitter, and Alyia McKimm had a two-run single in a four-run sixth inning for Cameron County, as the Lady Raiders beat visiting Otto-Eldred, 5-1.
Smith walked one and struck out 10 in getting the win.
Payton Bloom was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI for Cameron County, while Madi Guisto went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Alyssa Shelander and Cam Thomas had hits for Otto-Eldred. Shelander took the loss giving up five runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five.
KANE 19, SHEFFIELD 4, 3 INNINGS; KANE 15, SHEFFIELD 6
KANE, Pa. – Kane swept a doubleheader from visiting Sheffield winning Game One 19-4 in three innings and Game Two 15-6.
In the first game, Sadie Tunall was 4-for-4 with a double, four runs scored and three RBIs for the Lady Wolves, while Marcy Stanisch was also 4-for-4 with a pair of double, a home run, three runs scored and four RBIs.
Ella Marconi added a 3-for-4 game with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs and Rachel Morgan was 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Rachel Danielson got the win giving up four runs on one hit and five walks while striking out five.
In the second game, Marconi was 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, three runs scored and six RBIs, while Stanisch was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and an RBI.
Also in Game Two for Kane, Kennedy Himes went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.
Danielson got the win going 4 ⅓ innings allowing four runs on two hits and six walks while hitting two and striking out nine. Marconi then came in giving up two runs, one earned, on one hit, two walks and a hit batter in 2 ⅔ innings of work.